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Ina May's guide to childbirth
Ina May's guide to childbirth
Publication Information:
New York : Bantam Books, c2003.
Physical Description:
xv, 348 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
The powerful mind/body connection -- What happens in labor -- The pain/pleasure riddle -- Sphincter law -- What you need to know about your pregnancy and prenatal care -- Going into labor -- Giving birth: move freely, let gravity work for you -- Forgotten vaginal powers and episiotomy -- The third stage of labor -- Benchmarks in midwifery -- What you least expect when you're expecting -- Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) -- Choosing a caregiver -- A vision for midwifery and mothers in the twenty-first century.
A leading authority on midwifery offers expectant mothers an alternative to hospital birthing, explaining how to create a mutually supportive relationship among birth-care providers and make informed choices.
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